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Donate to the Publications Database

Another section covers the PERMANENT Publications Database.

If you donate some time and effort to the publications database, you will also build up your own knowledge of space resources.

Alternatively, you could just donate some money, which would help us pay for programming improvements as well as purchasing paper copies of publications which are not available online.

We are very open to collaboration and sharing with other companies and organizations.

Work Tasks

A typical volunteer would choose a category, or a set of related categories, to take responsibility for.

Tasks include:

  • Reviewing individual publications, then updating the database record for each.
    • Add any useful comments to the Comments section below the record for each publication.
    • Edit the summary if appropriate. (Many just quoted the author's abstract. Maybe add a reduced summary at the top.)
    • Fill in some missing database fields, and correct any others which are wrong or lacking.
    • Suggest any more existing Categories which the publication should be cross-referenced to (see Categories Notes).
    • Suggest any additional Categories which we should add to our categorization tree (subcategories within your category, or outside ones).
    • Edit each category description. Help refine one's category area.
    • Note any additional publications in the References section of each paper, for possibly finding and adding to the database.
  • Reviewing the categorization tree, and suggesting any additions or changes.
  • Searching for missing publications which are relevant. (Many are references cited within publications already in our database.)
    • Enter the reference into the database.
    • Search the web for the title. If a digital copy can be found, add a link to it. Also, download it and add it to our LAN library.
  • Research the authors of publications. Contact them.
    • Request a copy of any missing publications.
    • Request their CV and details on their interests and that of their company, for putting into the People and Organizations Database.
    • Inform them about our project in case they wish to participate.

If this is something you would like to do, then please follow these steps: > Please DONATE or Contribute > Publications database


PERMANENT needs a PHP / MySQL (actually, MariaDB) programmer. Are you a PHP / MySQL programmer interested in getting into space development as a career, or already working in space development? Or do you know somebody else who might be interested?

There is an ongoing process to update this website in 2019 with a target relaunch in 2020.
This website is actually very out of date. Much of the website text content was written in the 1980s to early 2000s, but that's a different matter. As regards PHP / MySQL, some offline databases go into the 2010s, as regards professional publications, engineers, companies, etc., and this is what we need programming help with. We are updating our databases on people, organizations, publications, and other things, for open source space development for all.

The current status is we have some working databases which we have been using internally for a long time for organizing professional publications, and to track people (authors, R&D people, other professionals, quality volunteers, journalists, etc.) and organizations. We want to put information online for the general public pending a security review of the programming code.

Step 1 is fixing some bugs in what we already have, the PHP code. It is functional, and been used a long time, but there are some bugs.
Step 2 will be improving the system. Some small improvements would help its usability.
Step 3 will be a security check for putting it online for the general public to be able to access and use, but with reasonable protection against hackers.
After Step 3, the main mission is accomplished, as regards PHP / MySQL, though of course we hope to keep people engaged and happy, and the sky's not the limit.

This is a volunteer, unpaid role at this point in time. A limited paid role would be considered on a tight budget, such as for at least bug fixing with some minor improvements, and/or a security review of our code before it goes online publicly. If you or one of your friends or associates may be interested, please send an email to spaceprogrammer at ... of course this domain.

Reasons to do something yourself:

  • It will help save life on our special planet -- be part of the solution in your generation.
  • It will create and secure a better future for your children and grandchildren.
  • It could be an interesting, cool, and a fun adventure for your life!

You can join us and volunteer to help out,

... or ...

If you're short on time, you can just donate:

The Permanent Space Development Foundation, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
If you would like to make a quick donation to our humanistic cause,
then please click on one of the buttons below (which go to PayPal).

... or by cryptocurrency (which is NOT tax deductible), you can donate into any of these wallets:





... or ...

Suggest this website to other people and organizations.

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For general or specific e-mail regarding PERMANENT, please use our Feedback page.

Leave information about yourself in our people, companies, and organizations database.

If you are interested in hiring our expertise, anywhere in the world, please contact us.
We have people in the USA and Thailand, and can travel or consult by internet.
You can call anytime, 24/7, at +66-8-1135-7977

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